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Upcoming Events

February 2018

Our Red Aunt

2nd February - 17th March

Fiona Jack presents a collection of new works responding to the work and life of her Grand Aunt, prominent Scottish activist and suffragette Helen Crawfurd (née Jack).

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Banners with quotes by Helen Crawfurd

Seeing Things – Objects of Celebration, by Claire Heminsley

21st February at 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Join Seeing Things for the festivities at Claire Heminsley's Objects of Celebration!

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Story Café

22nd February at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Rediscover the joy of being read to at our legendary lunchtime Story Café, as we immerse ourselves in tales of life, love and longing by the best women writers from across the globe.

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Chosen (Custody of the Eyes)

Free
22nd February at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Chosen forms a portrait, through self-scrutinising video recordings, of a former blogger and painter confronting what she believes is her calling: becoming a cloistered contemplative nun in one of the strictest religious orders. We are delighted that Director, Abbie Reese, will be in attendance and there will be a Q&A at the end of the event.

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A group of nuns walk down a path in the middle of a snow covered lawn. Shadows from trees stretch long across the scene.

Women Making It

23rd February at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 18th May, 2018

Spring is here: time to unwind and try something new! GWL has bitesize learning and fun on offer including scrapbooking, badge making, creative writing, film screenings and much more.

Find out more »
Women's hands making at a busy table, cutting out letters in pink and green to read 'Peace'.

The Open Archive: Tracing Stories in the East End

24th February at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Chart the twists and turns of the lives of three generations of women in one East End family at this Open Archive led by our Community Curators.

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An open archive folder gives us a glimpse inside at some paper based materials. including an old black and white photograph of a women in uniform and a National Registration Identity document.
GWL at Pride 99

Processions and Participation: Banner Making with Helen de Main

24th February at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
+ Google Map

One hundred years ago, women didn’t just tell the world they were equal: they showed it. Hosted by visual artist Helen de Main, these sessions are a chance to come together to create a banner reflecting what political participation means to us today.

Find out more »

Creative writing workshops for Muslim Women

Free
24th February at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Saturday, repeating until 24th March, 2018

Storying Relationships and GWL are delighted to be offering creative writing workshops for young Muslim women this spring.

Find out more »

Untouchable – Gypsy Witch – The Radically Diverse: Artist Talk by Delaine le Bas

Free
26th February at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Artist talk by Delaine Le Bas, a British multimedia artist from a Romany background, compliments her exhibition taking place at Transmission Gallery.

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Drawing of Medusa's head (from Greek mythology winged human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair) on a circle of green.

Creative Writing Support Group

Free - £2
27th February at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As requested by Creative Writing for Fearties participants, we have created space for writers to meet each other, share work in an encouraging atmosphere, support each other to hone writing skills, try out ideas and develop new projects.

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March 2018

MAKE Your Own Hat with Donna Wilson

Free
1st March at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

A special knitting workshop as part of the From Glasgow Women’s Library events series marking the launch of a new exclusive range of products inspired by our collections.

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Sewing machine in use

Story Café

1st March at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Rediscover the joy of being read to at our legendary lunchtime Story Café, as we immerse ourselves in tales of life, love and longing by the best women writers from across the globe.

Find out more »

Thinking through Making: Material Histories

Free
1st March at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A conversation about making as part of the From Glasgow Women’s Library events series marking the launch of a new exclusive range of products inspired by our collections.

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Sewing machine in use

Architecture in Conversation – Voices of Experience

Free
1st March at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Conversation as part of the From Glasgow Women’s Library events series marking the launch of a new exclusive range of products inspired by our collections.

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Line drawing of the GWL building, there is no shading but all the details of the facade are picked out and drawn in delicately.

Utter: Raise Your Voice

Free
1st March at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This singing group with a difference brings together women of all ages and abilities to celebrate womanhood through the power of our collective voice.

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Make your own charm with Joy Bonfield-Colombara

£30
3rd March at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Charm making as part of the From Glasgow Women’s Library events series marking the launch of a new exclusive range of products inspired by our collections.

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Black and white research collage of cat figurines.

Warm Welcome

3rd March at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 4 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until 2nd June, 2018

GWL Warm Welcome drop-in days take place on the first Saturday of every month. If you are new to GWL this is a relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programme and collections.

Find out more »
GWL staff welcoming visitors to March of Women
GWL at Pride 99

Processions and Participation: Banner Making with Helen de Main

3rd March at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
+ Google Map

One hundred years ago, women didn’t just tell the world they were equal: they showed it. Hosted by visual artist Helen de Main, these sessions are a chance to come together to create a banner reflecting what political participation means to us today.

Find out more »

Creative writing workshops for Muslim Women

Free
3rd March at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Saturday, repeating until 24th March, 2018

Storying Relationships and GWL are delighted to be offering creative writing workshops for young Muslim women this spring.

Find out more »

Talking About Making: Objects, Museums and Feminist Memory

Free
3rd March at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Conversation as part of the From Glasgow Women’s Library events series marking the launch of a new exclusive range of products inspired by our collections.

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Chairs with beautiful red, blue and gold patterned cushions are shown in the background with a table with plates of curry and rice in the foreground.

Films by Jasleen Kaur

Free
3rd March at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Film screening as part of the From Glasgow Women’s Library events series marking the launch of a new exclusive range of products inspired by our collections.

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Chairs with beautiful red, blue and gold patterned cushions are shown in the background with a table with plates of curry and rice in the foreground.

Firebrand Women Exhibition – Dundee

4th March - 17th March

Women have always been active campaigners, from suffragettes fighting for the right to vote to women lobbying for equal pay and opportunities. This exhibition in partnership with Dundee Women’s Festival features unique materials from Glasgow Women’s Library’s museum and archive collection, from campaigning badges to posters and zines, and tells the stories of women who have challenged the politics of their time.

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Equality in Progress Changemakers

7th March at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 15th March, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on 7th April, 2018 at 1:00pm

The Equality in Progress team are looking for Changemakers to tackle the issue of accessibility in the Museum sector. Come to one of our informal open sessions to find out more.

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March – a film from Glasgow Women’s Library and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

7th March at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

First performed in 2015, March of Women celebrated the lives and achievements of Scottish women past and present. In this documentary film, hear from the women involved as they talk about the heroines they chose to represent. After the film you’ll get the chance to join the discussion and create your own suffragette-style rosette with a message for women today.

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Make your own ornament with Sally Hackett

Free
8th March at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ornament making workshop as part of the From Glasgow Women’s Library events series marking the launch of a new exclusive range of products inspired by our collections.

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Water colour pen drawing showing a background of orange, pink and yellow areas with the outline of a head that could be lying down. Underneath the head are the words 'sexual awakening'.

Cultural Fusion

Free
8th March at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy a catwalk of cultural and fusion-inspired dress and textiles, story-telling that goes to the heart, dance, music, poetry and more at this joyful celebration of cultural heritage on International Women’s Day, taking place at Saint David's Knightswood Parish Church.

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Collect:if members Clan Macondo perform at a GWL event Credit: Julie Gibson

Story Café

8th March at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Rediscover the joy of being read to at our legendary lunchtime Story Café, as we immerse ourselves in tales of life, love and longing by the best women writers from across the globe.

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Language, Slogans and Graphic Design

Free
8th March at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conversation event as part of the From Glasgow Women’s Library events series marking the launch of a new exclusive range of products inspired by our collections.

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Water colour pen drawing showing a background of orange, pink and yellow areas with the outline of a head that could be lying down. Underneath the head are the words 'sexual awakening'.

From Glasgow Women’s Library: Souvenir Launch

Free
8th March at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artist performances inspired by Maeve Redmond and Kaisa Lassinaro’s new ‘book title’ T-shirt range as part of the From Glasgow Women’s Library events series marking the launch of a new exclusive range of products inspired by our collections.

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Grey tshirt with the words 'The Politics of Housework' printed on the front

Women Making It

9th March at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 18th May, 2018

Spring is here: time to unwind and try something new! GWL has bitesize learning and fun on offer including scrapbooking, badge making, creative writing, film screenings and much more.

Find out more »
Women's hands making at a busy table, cutting out letters in pink and green to read 'Peace'.
Black and white photograph of a group of suffragettes gathered on a set of stairs. Many of the suffragettes are wearing tartan sashes.

Caroline Phillips: Scottish suffragette and journalist

10th March at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Caroline Phillips was the leader of the Aberdeen suffragettes from 1907-09 and her correspondence with WSPU leaders offers a unique insight into the suffrage campaign. This session, facilitated by Professor Sarah Pedersen of Robert Gordon University.

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Creative writing workshops for Muslim Women

Free
10th March at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Saturday, repeating until 24th March, 2018

Storying Relationships and GWL are delighted to be offering creative writing workshops for young Muslim women this spring.

Find out more »

Fermentations Presents: Eat Up! Ruby Tandoh in Conversation with Laura Waddell

£8.00 - £11.00
10th March at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

GWL & Fermentations podcast welcome Ruby Tandoh for an evening of conversation in celebration of her latest book Eat Up! A book about food, appetite, and eating what you want.

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Women Who Fought for the Future

15th March at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The battle for gender equality didn’t end with the suffragettes. The history of the fight for equality is made up of many key people and moments, from the nineteenth century to the present day. How many of them do you know? Help Glasgow Women’s Library complete the Women’s Equality Timeline, take part in the discussion and discover more about the women who fought for our future.

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Story Café Special: Spring Stories

Free - £2
15th March at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Rediscover the joy of being read to at our legendary lunchtime Story Café, as we immerse ourselves in tales of life, love and longing by the best women writers from across the globe.

Find out more »

Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

Free - £2
15th March at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

It’s curtain up time once again for the next Act of Drama Queens: armchair drama without the stage fright.

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Photograph of person reading a book entitled 'Plays for Today: Women'. The person is sitting in a cosy chair in GWL with shelves of books visible in the background.

Equality in Progress Changemakers

15th March at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 15th March, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on 7th April, 2018 at 5:30pm

The Equality in Progress team are looking for Changemakers to tackle the issue of accessibility in the Museum sector. Come to one of our informal open sessions to find out more.

Find out more »

Creative Writing for Fearties: Lose Yourself in Writing

Free - £2
15th March at 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Our supportive and encouraging writing workshops will coax seeds of creativity into a flowering window-box of words

Find out more »
A small group sit round a table writing. Everyone has their heads down and looks to be focused. There are tea cups and what look to be photographic prompts on the table.

Utter: Raise Your Voice

Free
15th March at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This singing group with a difference brings together women of all ages and abilities to celebrate womanhood through the power of our collective voice.

Find out more »
She Made the Library

Processions and Participation: Banner Making with Helen de Main

17th March at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
+ Google Map

One hundred years ago, women didn’t just tell the world they were equal: they showed it. Hosted by visual artist Helen de Main, these sessions are a chance to come together to create a banner reflecting what political participation means to us today.

Find out more »
Black and white image of a young girl sitting at a desk in a school setting. Her eyes look inquisitive and she is raising her hand as if to answer a question.

Creative Writing for Fearties: Dear Me

17th March at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
+ Google Map

The striking pro- and anti-Suffragette postcards from our collection provide a wealth of material to mine for creative writing gems.

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Creative writing workshops for Muslim Women

Free
17th March at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Saturday, repeating until 24th March, 2018

Storying Relationships and GWL are delighted to be offering creative writing workshops for young Muslim women this spring.

Find out more »

Story Café

22nd March at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Rediscover the joy of being read to at our legendary lunchtime Story Café, as we immerse ourselves in tales of life, love and longing by the best women writers from across the globe.

Find out more »

Women Making It

23rd March at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 18th May, 2018

Spring is here: time to unwind and try something new! GWL has bitesize learning and fun on offer including scrapbooking, badge making, creative writing, film screenings and much more.

Find out more »
Women's hands making at a busy table, cutting out letters in pink and green to read 'Peace'.

Performing Power

£3 - £5
24th March at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

How do women experience the process of securing, and being in, positions of power and authority in the UK? How are they treated and perceived by others once they are in those positions? Presented by Glasgow-based performance company Fire Exit, this symposium will examine these questions.

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Photo of four women wearing suits sitting at a long desk. The background is black and the image is dark.

Creative writing workshops for Muslim Women

Free
24th March at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Saturday, repeating until 24th March, 2018

Storying Relationships and GWL are delighted to be offering creative writing workshops for young Muslim women this spring.

Find out more »

Creative Writing Support Group

Free - £2
27th March at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As requested by Creative Writing for Fearties participants, we have created space for writers to meet each other, share work in an encouraging atmosphere, support each other to hone writing skills, try out ideas and develop new projects.

Find out more »

Story Café

29th March at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Rediscover the joy of being read to at our legendary lunchtime Story Café, as we immerse ourselves in tales of life, love and longing by the best women writers from across the globe.

Find out more »

Utter: Raise Your Voice

Free
29th March at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This singing group with a difference brings together women of all ages and abilities to celebrate womanhood through the power of our collective voice.

Find out more »

Reading Group for Muslim Women

Free
30th March at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This reading group has as its focus books written by Muslim women or with topics of particular relevance to Muslim women today.

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A group of women sit together and point at the book 'Is Not Obliged' by Sofia Khan which the woman in the middle is holding.

Warm Welcome

31st March at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 4 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until 2nd June, 2018

GWL Warm Welcome drop-in days take place on the first Saturday of every month. If you are new to GWL this is a relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programme and collections.

Find out more »
GWL staff welcoming visitors to March of Women

Processions and Participation: Banner Making with Helen de Main

Free
31st March at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

One hundred years ago, women didn’t just tell the world they were equal: they showed it. Hosted by visual artist Helen de Main, these sessions are a chance to come together to create a banner reflecting what political participation means to us today.

Find out more »
GWL at Pride 99
April 2018

Belonging with Open Book

Free - £2
3rd April at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Described as “the most interesting and inspirational mornings” by one participant, these vibrant and thoughtful monthly workshops led by poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill explore themes of journey, migration and belonging.

Find out more »

Creative Writing for Fearties: Lose Yourself in Writing

Free - £2
5th April at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Our supportive and encouraging writing workshops will coax seeds of creativity into a flowering window-box of words

Find out more »
A small group sit round a table writing. Everyone has their heads down and looks to be focused. There are tea cups and what look to be photographic prompts on the table.

Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

Free - £2
5th April at 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

It’s curtain up time once again for the next Act of Drama Queens: armchair drama without the stage fright.

Find out more »
Photograph of person reading a book entitled 'Plays for Today: Women'. The person is sitting in a cosy chair in GWL with shelves of books visible in the background.

Women Making It

6th April at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 18th May, 2018

Spring is here: time to unwind and try something new! GWL has bitesize learning and fun on offer including scrapbooking, badge making, creative writing, film screenings and much more.

Find out more »
Women's hands making at a busy table, cutting out letters in pink and green to read 'Peace'.

Equality in Progress Changemakers

7th April at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 15th March, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on 7th April, 2018 at 1:00pm

The Equality in Progress team are looking for Changemakers to tackle the issue of accessibility in the Museum sector. Come to one of our informal open sessions to find out more.

Find out more »
A large group of women sit round a big table covered with tea and food.

Story Café Special: Stories from the Baltic States

13th April at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
+ Google Map

It's not often we get to hear writers from Latvia and Estonia, so we're thrilled that, with support from the British Council, two writers from the Baltic States will be joining us to read from their work and talk about being a writer.

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Processions and Participation: Banner Making with Helen de Main

Free
14th April at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

One hundred years ago, women didn’t just tell the world they were equal: they showed it. Hosted by visual artist Helen de Main, these sessions are a chance to come together to create a banner reflecting what political participation means to us today.

Find out more »
She Made the Library

Creative Writing for Fearties: Muriel Spark Centenary Special

Free - £2
14th April at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Our writing will be inspired by the incomparable Muriel Spark for this special Creative Writing session.

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A dozen Muriel Spark novels lined up on a table show the range of cover imagery including bold graphics and illustrations, portrait photographs of Spark herself and more abstract designs.

Merchant City Women’s Heritage Walk

£6 - £10
15th April at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Scandal, vice, radicalism, regeneration and revival… Discover another side to this area as we retrace the footsteps of women who gave birth in the Maternity Hospital on Rottenrow and picture ourselves as the jury in a sensational Victorian murder trial in an arsenic poisoning case.

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Close up of a hospital sign.

Story Café

19th April at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Rediscover the joy of being read to at our legendary lunchtime Story Café, as we immerse ourselves in tales of life, love and longing by the best women writers from across the globe.

Find out more »

Women Making It

20th April at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 18th May, 2018

Spring is here: time to unwind and try something new! GWL has bitesize learning and fun on offer including scrapbooking, badge making, creative writing, film screenings and much more.

Find out more »
Women's hands making at a busy table, cutting out letters in pink and green to read 'Peace'.

Processions and Participation: Banner Making with Helen de Main

Free
21st April at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

One hundred years ago, women didn’t just tell the world they were equal: they showed it. Hosted by visual artist Helen de Main, these sessions are a chance to come together to create a banner reflecting what political participation means to us today.

Find out more »
GWL at Pride 99
Complex collage image showing a women in a bikini, what might be surrealist artwork, an owl, some cutlery with food, some flowers and a river.

Linder: Artist’s Talk

22nd April at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
+ Google Map

In discussion, Linder will speak about the germination of the new works created for Glasgow Women’s Library and the serendipitous, fascinating synergy between two sites and collections, GWL and Chatsworth.

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Creative Writing Support Group

Free - £2
24th April at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As requested by Creative Writing for Fearties participants, we have created space for writers to meet each other, share work in an encouraging atmosphere, support each other to hone writing skills, try out ideas and develop new projects.

Find out more »

First Waves: Exploring the impact of race relations legislation in the UK

Free
25th April at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meet artist Scarlett Crawford to share memories and come together to plan a series of workshops that champion the communities who fought for change as part of a Parliamentary art project responding to The Race Relations Act 1965 and reflecting on the growth towards an inclusive democracy.

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Bound paper showing the words 'An Act' on the cover.

Story Café Special: Ethyl Smith

Free - £2
26th April at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Rediscover the joy of being read to at our legendary lunchtime Story Café, as we immerse ourselves in tales of life, love and longing by the best women writers from across the globe.

Find out more »

Utter: Raise Your Voice

Free
26th April at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This singing group with a difference brings together women of all ages and abilities to celebrate womanhood through the power of our collective voice.

Find out more »

Warm Welcome

28th April at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 4 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until 2nd June, 2018

GWL Warm Welcome drop-in days take place on the first Saturday of every month. If you are new to GWL this is a relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programme and collections.

Find out more »
GWL staff welcoming visitors to March of Women

Book Party Giveaway

Free
28th April at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

It’s the return of our much-loved Book Party Giveaway! Grab your free book, try your luck at our book quiz, or get creative making your own book spine poems.

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A big pile of books wrapped in brown paper with a handwritten label that says 'free books! hurray!' and has a line drawing of a smiling sun on it.

Women of the Gorbals Heritage Walk

£6 - £10
29th April at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This tour highlights suffragettes, Jewish and Asian immigrants, hawkers and weavers, all of whom have inhabited this part of Glasgow, often facing daily challenges to make ends meet, but using their resourcefulness and creativity to strive and thrive.

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May 2018

Belonging with Open Book

Free - £2
1st May at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Described as “the most interesting and inspirational mornings” by one participant, these vibrant and thoughtful monthly workshops led by poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill explore themes of journey, migration and belonging.

Find out more »

Story Café

3rd May at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Rediscover the joy of being read to at our legendary lunchtime Story Café, as we immerse ourselves in tales of life, love and longing by the best women writers from across the globe.

Find out more »

Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

Free - £2
3rd May at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

It’s curtain up time once again for the next Act of Drama Queens: armchair drama without the stage fright.

Find out more »
Photograph of person reading a book entitled 'Plays for Today: Women'. The person is sitting in a cosy chair in GWL with shelves of books visible in the background.

Creative Writing for Fearties: Lose Yourself in Writing

Free - £2
3rd May at 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Our supportive and encouraging writing workshops will coax seeds of creativity into a flowering window-box of words.

Find out more »
A small group sit round a table writing. Everyone has their heads down and looks to be focused. There are tea cups and what look to be photographic prompts on the table.

Women Making It

4th May at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 18th May, 2018

Spring is here: time to unwind and try something new! GWL has bitesize learning and fun on offer including scrapbooking, badge making, creative writing, film screenings and much more.

Find out more »
Women's hands making at a busy table, cutting out letters in pink and green to read 'Peace'.

Story Café Special: Donna Moore

Free - £2
10th May at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Rediscover the joy of being read to at our legendary lunchtime Story Café, as we immerse ourselves in tales of life, love and longing by the best women writers from across the globe.

Find out more »

Utter: Raise Your Voice

Free
10th May at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This singing group with a difference brings together women of all ages and abilities to celebrate womanhood through the power of our collective voice.

Find out more »

Reading Group for Muslim Women

Free
11th May at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This reading group has as its focus books written by Muslim women or with topics of particular relevance to Muslim women today.

Find out more »
A group of women sit together and point at the book 'Is Not Obliged' by Sofia Khan which the woman in the middle is holding.

Moving Minds: Exhibition

12th May at 12:00 pm - 9th June at 4:00 pm

In an open, honest and often humorous way, contributors to this exhibition have shared memories and photographs of objects with special significance to them, telling diverse stories from Scotland’s Gypsy and Traveller population.

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6 separate photographs collaged together displaying hands holding objects ranging from a mobile phone to a basket.

Femspectives presents: 46 Years in the Future – Women’s Film Festivals, then and now.

Free
12th May at 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

In 1972 the Edinburgh International Film Festival hosted the UK’s first women’s film festival, which was entirely dedicated to the cinematic achievements of women directors. Here we re-visit two feature films from the original programme and contextualise them anew in our discussion sessions after each screening.

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Photo of women at 'I am a Girl' film screening in GWL's events space.

Women’s Heritage Bike Ride

Free
12th May at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Let us guide you along the East End’s excellent cycle paths and along the Clyde to Glasgow Green, stopping along the way to share some key events in women’s cycling history.

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Heritage Bike Ride

Moving Minds: Exhibition Launch

Free
12th May at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An afternoon of traditional crafts with some of the Moving Minds contributors. Join the informal myth-busting chat and learn some new craft skills.

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6 separate photographs collaged together displaying hands holding objects ranging from a mobile phone to a basket.

Necropolis Women’s Heritage Walk

£6 - £10
13th May at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Take a stroll through this atmospheric Victorian cemetery while our tour guides bring back to life the notorious and forgotten women buried here.

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Story Café Special: Poetry with Salome Benidze and Helen Mort

Free - £2
17th May at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Salome Benidze is a poet from Georgia. She has written two collections, as well as a best-selling novel. She will share a brand-new chapbook of poems, I Wanted to Tell You, written in Georgian with English translations by the brilliant British poet Helen Mort (Division Street; No Map Could Show Them). The two poets will talk about their work, exploring the weird and wonderful things that happen when you carry poems from one language to another.

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This is who we are

Free
17th May at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This welcoming, open session is for anyone who wants to discover what makes GWL tick, in discussion with the people who run it.

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Story Cafe with Chitra Ramaswamy

Open the Door: Words with Women Writers

18th May at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This year we’re taking our popular literary festival online as a day-long virtual event so that people from around the corner and around the world can discover and discuss the vibrancy of Scottish women’s writing past and present.

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Women Making It

18th May at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 18th May, 2018

Spring is here: time to unwind and try something new! GWL has bitesize learning and fun on offer including scrapbooking, badge making, creative writing, film screenings and much more.

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Women's hands making at a busy table, cutting out letters in pink and green to read 'Peace'.

The Glasgow Girls of Garnethill Women’s Heritage Walk

£6 - £10
20th May at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

From the bustle of Sauchiehall Street to the quiet and leafy back streets, Garnethill is full of surprises and has been home to many remarkable women, including Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh and other lesser known Glasgow Girls.

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Close up black and white photograph of Dalhousie Lane street sign which is on a stone wall.

Creative Writing Support Group

Free - £2
22nd May at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As requested by Creative Writing for Fearties participants, we have created space for writers to meet each other, share work in an encouraging atmosphere, support each other to hone writing skills, try out ideas and develop new projects.

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Collect:if

Free
24th May at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Collect: if is a network run by and for creative women of colour (WoC), join us for these informal gatherings to connect and learn more about how to use Collect:if and GWL resources to put your practice in the spotlight.

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Photograph of three women of colour smiling and with their arms round one another. They are standing in front of a banner for 'Project X'.

Utter: Raise Your Voice

Free
24th May at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This singing group with a difference brings together women of all ages and abilities to celebrate womanhood through the power of our collective voice.

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Warm Welcome

26th May at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until 2nd June, 2018

GWL Warm Welcome drop-in days take place on the first Saturday of every month. If you are new to GWL this is a relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programme and collections.

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GWL staff welcoming visitors to March of Women

Story Café

31st May at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Rediscover the joy of being read to at our legendary lunchtime Story Café, as we immerse ourselves in tales of life, love and longing by the best women writers from across the globe.

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Lizzie, Lady of Hozier Street: Thursday Performance

£6 - £8
31st May at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Set in post-War Bridgeton, this play evokes the thousands of unsung heroines that made up the fabric of the streets of Glasgow. Based on true events, Lizzie, Lady of Hozier Street, records a moment in time and a working class women’s determination to keep her family together.

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Black and white photo of a group of women standing with their arms around one another outside.
June 2018

Lizzie, Lady of Hozier Street: Saturday Matinee

£6 - £8
2nd June at 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Set in post-War Bridgeton, this play evokes the thousands of unsung heroines that made up the fabric of the streets of Glasgow. Based on true events, Lizzie, Lady of Hozier Street, records a moment in time and a working class women’s determination to keep her family together.

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Black and white photo of a group of women standing with their arms around one another outside.

Belonging with Open Book

Free - £2
5th June at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Described as “the most interesting and inspirational mornings” by one participant, these vibrant and thoughtful monthly workshops led by poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill explore themes of journey, migration and belonging.

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Equality in Progress: Disrupting the Sector

Free
18th June at 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

This work is timely and important. As a museum rooted in equalities and the values of social justice we know that this project and it's research is a much needed antidote to 'equality and diversity lite'. We do this work because WE are YOU. We mean business. We mean change. We mean a cognitive shift on the issues of structural inequality in the museum sector.  Inaction is no longer an option.  Let's do this...

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